UVUSA encourages students to vote

October 22, 2021

Reading Time: 2 minutes UVUSA placed approximately 41,000 small flags in the Fulton Library Quad to symbolize voter-eligible members of the student body and encourage them to vote through My Voice Matters Week. “Each flag represents a student’s voice and the display emphasizes the power our voices have when we work together,” said Daniel Clothier, chief justice for UVUSA. […]

Students and faculty discuss voting laws

October 22, 2021

Reading Time: 3 minutes Students and faculty came together Oct. 19 in the Grande Commons to discuss voting laws and their protection or suppression of voters during UVUSA’s “Pizza and Politics” forum. Voting laws encompass laws that require people to show ID at the polling place, meet various conditions to register to vote, and place certain restrictions on voter […]

UVUSA meets to train new department representatives

October 13, 2021

Reading Time: 2 minutes Members of the UVUSA met early Tuesday morning in the UVUSA Council Chamber to introduce several new department representatives into the Student Senate. Ethan Morse, who is the vice president of the senate, started the meeting off by greeting the new representatives and saying what it meant to him to be in UVUSA. “We get […]

UVUSA Insta copycat takes student’s info

September 17, 2021

Reading Time: < 1 minute On Aug. 13, UVUSA announced their “Weeks of Welcome” giveaway on Instagram to celebrate the beginning of the fall semester; shortly after that, a copycat account was created on Instagram that looked exactly like the original. The creator is still unknown and is suspected of trying to steal people’s banking information, according to Jeff Elggren, […]

Student council proposes title changes for UVUSA leadership

September 12, 2021

Reading Time: < 1 minute Students will soon have the opportunity to vote on a series of proposed title changes within the UVUSA Student Council. “The main goal of these changes is to increase clarity and be more representative of the student body,” Student Body President Karen Magaña-Aguado said in an email.  Per the UVUSA Constitution, UVU students will be […]

Health and wellness in the UVU community

July 28, 2021

Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s easy to think about wellness when physical activities such as hiking, camping, climbing and swimming abound. However, as the summer comes to an end and the rigors of a new semester set in, health often takes a back seat to the seemingly “more important” matters. While it’s important to prioritize education, health and wellness […]

Student Body Elections: Get to Know the Candidates

February 22, 2021

Reading Time: 7 minutes Intro While there are a great number of boards and committees that share governance at UVU, elected student body officers are the primary source of advocacy for the student body. Given that administrators, faculty and staff are appointed by university stakeholders without any student involvement, student body representatives are the primary advocates for students. As […]

Jane Goodall gives UVU students a “reason for hope”

November 20, 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes Jane Goodall is a legendary figure in the world of anthropology, primatology and environmental activism. UVU students had the opportunity to hear Goodall speak as part of the Utah Valley University Student Association Senate Speaker Series on Tuesday, Nov. 17.  Goodall is commonly known for her profound studies in primatology. Goodall is the founder of […]

UVUSA apologizes for including ‘Coco’ in Insomnia movie lineup

October 23, 2020

Reading Time: < 1 minute The UVU Student Association or UVUSA released an official apology on Tuesday for including Disney’s “Coco” in the movie lineup for Parking Lot Insomnia, this year’s socially distanced iteration of the Halloween dance.  “We want to express our sincere apologies for our choice in including Coco in our lineup for our insomnia event,” the official […]

Jonathan Burns Headlines Virtual Homecoming Comedy Night

September 17, 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes (Photo courtesy of UVUSA) The Utah Valley University Student Association plans to kick off homecoming week with a virtual performance by comedian Jonathan Burns, on Monday, Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m. MT.  Burns is a “comedy contortionist,” who is best known for his appearance on season 14 of the talent reality show, “America’s Got Talent.” […]